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emancipate

e·man·ci·pate

emancipate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih maen s peIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: emancipated, emancipates, emancipating
definition 1: to free from some external control or constraint, such as enslavement or ignorance.
The prisoner was emancipated when new evidence showed he was not guilty.The proclamation of 1863 emancipated slaves in the United States.
synonyms:
deliver, free, liberate, release, unfetter
antonyms:
enslave
similar words:
discharge, enfranchise, loose, manumit, unleash, unshackle
definition 2: in law, to release (a child) from parental control.
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derivations: emancipative (adj.), emancipatory (adj.), emancipator (n.)
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